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FLOWING STORIES

Hong Kong Arts Centre’s First Feature-length Documentary 

Hong Kong Arts Centre is delighted to co-present with River Vision Company Limited and 24 Images the feature-length documentary FLOWING STORIES. Following upon the critical success of Tsang Tsui Shan’s previous narrative feature BIG BLUE LAKE, which bought her the Best New Director of the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards, her feature-length documentary FLOWING STORIES is a documentary that continues the exploration of her native village, Ho Chung in Sai Kung.

FLOWING STORIES
Hong Kong, France | 2014 | Colour | 97 minutes | In Cantonese, Wai Tau dialect, Hakka and French with Chinese & English Subtitles
Director: Tsang Tsui Shan
Executive Producer: Connie Lam
Producers: Tsang Tsui Shan, Teresa Kwong , Farid Rezkallah, Christophe Dorkeld
Associate Producers: Ken Hui, Mary Stephen
Editing: Mary Stephen
Directors of Photography: Jam Yau, Lee Kai Ho
Original Score: Masamichi Shigeno

Official Selection
CAAMFest 2015
33rd Vancouver International Film Festival
3rd Singapore Chinese Film Festival, Singapore
MaD 2015
Grasscamp 2015
Asia Triennial Manchester 2014
22nd Filmfest Hamburg, Germany
2nd Chinese Women’s Documentary Film Festival in Brown University
Festival Premiers Plan d' Angers 2014
Macau Independent Film Festival 2014
38th Hong Kong International Film Festival - Documentary Competition, Hong Kong

Awards
Winner of The Best Documentary Film, 14th South Taiwan Film Festival
Jury’s Special Mention, Hong Kong Documentary Award at the Chinese Documentary Festival 2015
The 10th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)
Paris Project, 2012

Synopsis
A group of people - Flowing Stories;
A plenitude of memories - a village;
A Moving image of Hong Kong native villagers.

Part of a “Ho Chung Tetralogy” that includes the interactive web piece ALL ABOUT MY HO CHUNG, the short film THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HO CHUNG and the feature film BIG BLUE LAKE, FLOWING STORIES is Tsang Tsui Shan’s first feature-length documentary.

Through depicting the recurrent reunions and partings of villagers and the intimate details of their lives, the film examines issues about urban and rural development. Filmed on location in Hong Kong and in various cities in France and Great Britain, FLOWING STORIES is an ode to village life and a journey in search of Hong Kongers’ collective roots. Tsang’s camera records the beautiful scenery and time-honored customs of a local village, as well as a once-a-decade village festival, which serves as a continuation of a tradition passed down through the generations as well a testament to the loving bonds among family members.

In today’s Hong Kong, when people feel they face an uncertain future, the director hopes to review a village’s development and future progress and explore the meaning of home and diaspora through this meaningful local documentary.

What's On
Exhibition
4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
2022.05.25 - 2027.05.27
Public Arts
 
2022.11.01 - 2024.11.30
Public Arts
Cho Yiu Chuen 
2022.11.01 - 2024.11.30